The Latvian Council of Sworn Defenders (LZAP) has supported the exclusion of political nominee Alda Gobzma (KPV LV) of the Bar Association, the Latvian LAPR was approved by Janis Rozenbergs, the LETA agency.
He confirmed that the exclusion of Gobzeme was related to the decision of the Disciplinary Commission of LZAP.
The unofficial information available to the LETA agency suggests that such decision was made in connection with Gobzma's statements to the insolvent administrator murdered Martins Bunk, and that it was adopted without the presence of Gobzma himself.
The Law of the Bar Association says that after disciplinary procedures, the Disciplinary Commission decides to impose a disciplinary sanction on a lawyer or to end a disciplinary process.
The Disciplinary Commission has the right to impose several sanctions: make a note, reprimand, establish another place of practice or prohibit the practice in a fixed place for a period of up to three years, prohibit the performance of the duties of a lawyer by a period of no more than one year.
The most severe punishment is the exclusion of the number of jurors, but excludes LZAP from the number of lawyers. Similarly, LZAP may decide to suspend or withdraw the number of sworn attorneys, as well as suspend individual attorneys.
LZAP decisions may be appealed in accordance with the procedures specified in the Administrative Procedure Act. An appeal against a decision of the Board on the exclusion, suspension or deportation of a lawyer or the suspension of a lawyer shall not suspend the operation of this decision until the date on which the final decision of the case becomes effective.
LZAP has initiated two disciplinary actions against Gobzem. He asked LZAP in early November to put an end to them, because, in his opinion, they were not justified. Gobzem also expressed the opinion that, in relation to the suspension of his lawyer, because he was elected to the Saeima, these disciplinary matters are no longer relevant.
The first disciplinary case against Gobzem started at the end of August. This disciplinary case began after the murder of a lawyer and insolvency administrator of the Martins Bunkus family, as well as the lawyer Romualdas Vonsovics and others.
The second disciplinary case against Gobzem started after the application of the doctor, Indra Štlmeņa.
During his career, Gobzem has been the head of the Insolvency Administration (now Insolvency Control Service), and has represented the interests of several victims of the tragedy of Maxima in several civil cases, according to the information available in the LETA file.
The Law of the Bar Association stipulates that of the number of sworn attorneys the persons whose court has declared the insolvent debtors are excluded; upon which the fiduciary administration is established; against which the criminal proceeding has been concluded for the deliberate non-compensatory criminal offense; punished for committing an intentional crime, regardless of the elimination or elimination of the sentence; who have committed a deliberate criminal offense but who have been released from sentencing; who have been deprived of the right to exercise the office of a lawyer by a judicial decision in criminal proceedings; that in the filing provided for in Section 39 of this Act, he has falsified that his admission to sworn attorneys is not an obstacle; that in accordance with the proposal of the Latvian Council of Sworn Defenders does not terminate the activities mentioned in Article 15, paragraphs 10 or 11 of this Law; who are disciplined – exclusion of the number of sworn defenders.